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Opportunities for Funding

AARP Foundation’s grantmaking focuses on supporting and advancing effective solutions to help vulnerable older adults transform their lives today and secure the essentials for their future. We’re working side by side with other organizations to reach more people, work more efficiently and make resources go further. We seek to support organizations whose evidence-based interventions can make a direct impact on the low-income 50+ and that align with our strategic priorities.

The Social Innovation Fund has the simple but vital goal of finding solutions that work, and making them work for more people. AARP Foundation is a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund

AARP Foundation grants support lasting solutions to the fundamental challenges that low-income older adults face: the need for functional and affordable housing, adequate and nutritious food, steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds.

We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that make transformational impact possible and address our strategic objectives.


Open Grant Competition

AARP Foundation Seeks Evidence-Based Solutions for Vulnerable Older Adults

AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income and vulnerable older adults have nutritious food, safe, secure and affordable housing, a steady income, and strong and sustaining social bonds. To address those needs, this grant competition seeks evidence-based solutions that are guided by a deep level of engagement with AARP Foundation and that can be nurtured, evaluated and brought to scale. Learn more


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Pre-Application for Unsolicited Grant Requests
Unsolicited Grant Applications - AARP Foundation is always looking for new ways to better serve the vulnerable 50+ population. While the majority of awards are made through open grant competition, we recognize that there are ideas outside of the scope of our grant opportunities. We invite organizations with innovative, evidence-based, concepts and programs to apply via our unsolicited application process.

Social Innovation Fund

The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a powerful approach to transforming lives and communities. AARP Foundation is a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund.